Post # 1
I adore my FMIL…shes sweet and has good intentions, but she does tend to be a little over dramatic and loves to have the spotlight….oh and shes extremely ecentric…
She is the type to cut you off with her story, wich is always “better” than your story.She knows more than you do…She was after all a single mother (and my FH is an only child….)
When I got the planner from our DJ, we discussed speeches… My step-father will make a speech as well as the Best Man and my MOH. I already find 3 alot…but to add my MIL on top of it all ( and her speech will for sure be ooey gooey sappy and over all motifiying)….
I know this sounds horrible…..but I dont want to feel like I am crawling into my own skin on my wedding day… I feel like this enough at familly gatherings…or if we have her to dinner at our place….
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? How to deel with it?or how to convince her not to make one ?
Post # 3
I would ask her to make one at the rehearsal dinner, especially if she’s hosting it. That way she’ll be the only speech (giving her the spotlight) but will be limited to close family / bridal party, who I’m sure are used to her theatrics.
Post # 4
shanbrice said exactly what I would recommend. FMIL at the rehearsal dinner then your step-father, BM and MOH at the reception.
Post # 5
I agree with you completely that is a lot of speeches! At our wedding my Dad and DH’s Dad both made speeches. My Mom spoke at the rehearsal dinner (which she hosted).
Post # 6
Personally, I would just tell her that parents typically give speeches at rehearsal dinners. After all, she won’t know what the norm is these days.
Post # 7
I agree with everyone else. We are only having my dad, best man, and MOH give speeches at the wedding. If anyone else wants to give a toast or say something, they have to do it at the rehearsal dinner.
Post # 8
I agree with the rehearsal dinner as well.